Man City v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 15/12/18

Man City v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Manchester City Vs Everton and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s 12:30pm kick off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Manchester City v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 15/12/18
  • Time: 12:30
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium
  • Channel: Sky Sports Premier League

Manchester City can now forget the European competitions until February and need to get back into winning ways after the unexpected defeat to Chelsea chinning many punters.

Everton have been a success with this fixture with the last three seasons travels to the Etihad taking points back to Merseyside with them. Punters may be tempted by the 13/2 on the draw and many layers will happily take on City between 1/5 and 1/4 to win the game.

Team News

John Stones is expected to miss out against his former club after being forced off against Hoffenheim with a knee injury. Vincent Kompany or Nicolas Otamendi will deputise.

David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne are still sidelined for Manchester City leaving Pep Guardiola short of options in central midfield.

Fabian Delph will return to the starting XI on Saturday but it remains to be seen whether that will be at left-back or in central midfield.

Riyad Mahrez and Kyle Walker will also start for the home side after starting Wednesday's 2-1 win over Hoffenheim on the bench.

Sergio Aguero has missed City's last four matches in all competitions and Guardiola will be desperate to have his star striker back in the mix here.

Morgan Schneiderlin is Everton's only injury concern ahead of Saturday's tip to the Etihad, but he would not have started anyway.

Marco Silva recently suggested he would play a three-man defence to accomodate Kurt Zouma, Yerry Mina and Michael Keane and could implement that approach on SaturdayDiogo Dalot certainly deserves to start ahead of Antonio Valencia at right-back, but Mourinho may opt for Ashley Young if Luke Shaw is fit enough to start on the opposite flank.

Potential Manchester City Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Delph, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Silva, Mahrez, Sterling and Sane

Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Keane, Mina, Zouma, Coleman, Gomes, Gueye, Digne, Siguardsson, Bernard and Richarlison

Head To Head

  • Man C 2-3-1 (Last six)

Key Stats & Facts

  • Manchester City have won their last nine home league matches.
  • Manchester City have netted two or more in their last nine home league matches.
  • Manchester City’s eight of their last nine home league games have resulted with over 2.5 goals.
  • Manchester City are undefeated in their last eight home matches against Everton in all competitions.
  • The last three seasons on this fixture have all been drawn with City at home.

Betting Odds

  • Manchester City – 23/100 Marathonbet
  • Draw – 13/2 Betfair
  • Everton – 14/1 Coral

The Verdict

It is undeniable that City’s unbeaten streak came to an end last weekend against Chelsea, where backers would have been further confidence after Wolves did a job over the blues in the previous game.

City have a task to do and this is to go back to the top of the Premier League if only until after Liverpool’s game. Interestingly, this fixture has seen three successive draws spanning back to January 2016. We looked up some stats on the game, and the corner line for Everton is set very low at just 2.5 with Bet365 at 4/5. With an implied chance of 55.56% on Everton awarded three or more corners is possible.

City have conceded three or more corners in five of their eight home games. Everton have been awarded three or more in five of their seven on the road and average 5.29 corners on the road with City conceding an average 2.5, which makes this bet intriguing on how it will pan out.

Recommended Bets

  • Everton – over 2.5 corners 4/5 (bet365)